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in slavely and moves forward and cuts us all from any access to african history. which was not what woodson intended. and so we obviously owe the value of our hire to those people who suffered so much and their families who dissented from those people who worked for 246 years for nothing. we owe them something for that. we owe them the story. we have been asked to expect that people can survive in good sound, psychology health. ashes and obliterated history. when i was a dmield richmond, virginia, we used to have a phrase that we used all the time from here to tim. but nobody knew what it was. nobody knew the providence of the world. didn't know where it was. didn't know it was a place. tim buck, which was a cross roads. it was also a site of one the world's first university. and so still -- you have all of these man -- manuscript written between 5 ad and 15 ad. manuscript of the highest quality written by african and arab scholars. we knew nothing about this. we didn't know anything about one of the -- we didn't know anything about the queen of shea baa who was described in the bible. she
that. so i started to explain the whole concept of using the very modern techniques to do cradle -- craniofacial surgery and hyper rest together and everybody said that sells like get my work and the chief mark rogers at that time was really enthusiastic then restarted to pull together the team to talk about this. one of the great things about being at an institution like hopkins is you can draw on people from lots of different specialties tour all taught in their field and you sit down and talk but not only these positions but they paid to everybody we started to pull together teams and asking people how do you see this from your point of view? getting everybody's opinion even the engineers had we ensure we don't have a power failure? ahead to years of surgery played a psychiatrist with me to have me lay down on the couch and close my eyes and tell me what instruments i would need i would go through and she would write it down to put together a manual she actually created accordions leave drapes to put over the bet so when the time came to pull the better part it would mean team
and gangster gregory scarpa. join us for more for the booktv television schedule. >> up next author and surgeon benjamin carson. the presidential medal of freedom recipient would talks about his life from poverty to the top of the medical field, the current political landscape in the u.s. and the affordable care act. the former director of pediatric neurosurgery at johns hopkins he is the author of five books including "gifted hands: the ben carson story," "the big picture" and his 2012 release "america the beautiful: rediscovering what made this nation great". >> dr. benjamin carson, who is the bender twins. >> guest: conjoined twins joined the the back of the head from west germany that we separated at johns hopkins in 1987. they were the first twins of that tight, very complex, to be separated and survive. >> host: and today? >> as far as they know they are still surviving but lost contact with them quite some time ago because sort of a sad story but the mother remarried few years later, the new husband did not take care of the men became wards of the state. >> host: how did you become invol
life as it is. postville in your last two books especially you use the term follow the evidence and "londonistan" and "the world turned upside down." >> guest: that's right in the biz. sometimes it takes us into evidence that is uncomfortable and tells us things that are going on which we don't like to know about. you start with the evidence and you don't pretend that things are not as they are. you don't try to make the evidence or remake reality in to what you hope it should be. you start with what is there and then you tell the truth about it and you reach a conclusion about it and that is what i always try to do. >> host: where do you start on the political spectrum? >> guest: well i started my professional life as a local journalist so i was kind of nowhere but i came from a very modest, a very modest kind of background where my whole family where people who would be considered to be on the left of the spectrum. they were people who had a particular view of the world conquered that the world was divided into the first class in the middleman and a little remand. that is how
of using the very modern techniques we had for doing all kinds of cranial facial surgery, and hypothermic arrest together, and everybody said, you know what, that sounds like it might work. and our chief of anesthesia, mark rogers, got really enthusiastic, and we started pulling together the team and talking about this. and one of the great things about being at an institution like hopkins, is that you can draw on people from lots of different specialties, all of whom are tops in their field, and you sit down and talk, but not only the physicians but the nurses, the aides everybody got involved. we punt together teams and asking people, how do you see this from your point of view, getting everybody's opinion. even the engineers, how do we ensure we don't have a power failure. the head nurse in the surgery had me lay down on the couch, closed my eyes and tell me what instruments do you need, and i would go through it. she would write everything down. put together a manual. the nurses actually created accordion sleeve drapes so that you put it over the bed and when the time came to pull the
in these new development particularly with cancer genome are making many of us optimistic we could move to a very new space in term of designer drug therapy more effective than the standard approach. >> host: how much is diagnostic instruments and ability to see the disease before it develops too much >> guest: we need have three things. we need to have better prevention method to keep people from getting cancer in the first place. and certainly here we have to work harder on how to come up with behavioral research that will encourage people not spoke or if they started to smoke stop that. it's the single most actionable cause of cancer we still have not succeeded. 20% of people in this country smoke cigarettes. that is clearly putting them at enormous risk. >> christopher smoked a lot. is that what got him the esophagus cancer? >> guest: heart to say exactly. he was a heavy smoker and heavy drinker. his father had cancer. environment pulls the trigger. he may have had both. there's a fellow i work with here who smokes. i chide him about smoking. yesterday he sent a link to a woman who
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